No. 3 Adair-Casey rolls past C-N

COLO – The Colo-Nesco football team simply had no answers for Adair-Casey in its 8-man District 6 home opener Friday at Colo.

Adair-Casey, ranked third in 8-man ball, scored seven unanswered touchdowns in the first half en route to handing Colo-Nesco a 69-6 defeat.

"Adair-Casey was more than we could handle," Colo-Nesco head coach Josh Nessa said. "They were a very good, aggressive team. I pick them to win our district. They were very difficult for us to block when we were on offense and tackle when we were on defense."

Clayton Plowman had three touchdown runs and a touchdown pass for Adair-Casey in the first quarter as the Bombers built a 34-0 lead. Emmitt Wheatley caught a 28-yard touchdown pass from Traeton Jensen and Charlie Terry snared a 58-yard scoring grab in the opening quarter for Adair-Casey.

The Bombers increased their lead to 53-0 by halftime. Plowman added another touchdown run, Jensen scored on a run from 15-yards out and Terry returned an interception for six in the second quarter.

Matt Paulsen added a 1-yard touchdown run in the third quarter and James Grubbs converted a two-point run to give the Bombers a 61-0 lead. Colton Cooper tacked on a short touchdown run for Adair-Casey’s final score midway through the fourth quarter.

Colo-Nesco averted a shutout on the first play of the fourth quarter. Taylor Hill threw an 11-yard touchdown pass to Casy Angell for the lone Royal touchdown.

Hill completed 5 of 14 passes for 47 yards with one touchdown and interception apiece and he also ran for four yards. Clayton Bryan picked up 11 yards rushing on nine carries, Alex Griffin had three catches for 20 yards and Christian Reischauer made a 16-yard grab for the Royals on offense.

As a team Colo-Nesco finished with just 60 total yards. Adair-Casey racked up 388 total, including 291 on the ground.

On defense Griffin and Dacian Wilson each made six tackles and Wilson also recovered a fumble. Angell tacked on five stops for the Royals, who fell to 0-2.

"We will learn more as a team by playing excellent programs like the Bombers than will from the weaker teams we could be playing," Nessa said. "I am proud of our team as we never gave up and tried to overcome adversity."

Adair-Casey improved to 2-0 with the victory.

Colo-Nesco next plays at Northeast Hamilton (1-0). The game will take place this Friday at 7 p.m. in Blairsburg.

Adair-Casey 69, Colo-Nesco 6

A-C 34 19 8 8 – 69

C-N 0 0 0 6 – 6

Scoring

First quarter

AC – Charlie Terry 58 pass from Clayton Plowman (Emmitt Wheatley kick), 11:34

AC – Plowman 7 run (Wheatley kick), 9:31

AC – Plowman 3 run (Wheatley kick), 6:29

AC – Wheatley 28 pass from Traeton Jensen (run failed), 3:57

AC – Plowman 49 run (Wheatley kick), 2:23

Second quarter

AC – Terry interception return (kick failed), 9:48

AC – Plowman 2 run (Wheatley kick), 4:07

AC – Jensen 15 run (kick failed), 0:57

Third quarter

AC – Matt Paulsen 1 run (James Grubbs run), 5:44

Fourth quarter

CN – Casy Angell 11 pass from Taylor Hill (run failed), 11:55

AC – Colton Cooper 3 run (Paulsen run), 5:51

Individual statistics – Colo-Nesco

Rushing: Clayton Bryan 9-11, Taylor Hill 16-4, Garret Tiarks 1-4; Dacian Wilson 1-(-6).

Passing: Hill 5-14-1-47; Brady Stoeffler 0-2-0-0.

Receiving: Alex Griffin 3-20, Christian Reischauer 1-16; Casy Angell 1-11.

Tackles: Griffin 6, Wilson 6, Angell 5.

Fumble recoveries: Wilson.